March 3, 2008
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis' Katie McGovern scored the game-winner with 13 seconds left in regulation as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to UC Davis, 14-13, this afternoon in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-4, while the Aggies improve to 1-4.
Senior tri-captain Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.) and sophomore Katie Gardner (Garden City) each had three goals and one assist to lead the Crusaders. Senior Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) and sophomore Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) each scored two goals, while junior Lisa Gagne (Groton, Mass.), freshman Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Mary Milley (Fairfax, Va.) each scored one goal.
UC Davis was led by Katie McMahon's six goals and three assists, while McGovern scored five goals and had one assist.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Gardner from an assist by freshman Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.). After McMahon scored on a free position shot, Fenton gave Holy Cross back the lead when she scored off an assist by Gardner. The Aggies then scored four straight goals to take a 5-2 lead. Gardner then made it a 5-3 game with her second goal of the game, but UC Davis then scored twice for the 7-3 advantage. With just 11 seconds left in the half, Corkum made it a 7-4 score going into intermission.
Gagne opened up the second half with a goal to make it a 7-5 game, while two more goals by UC Davis increased its lead to 9-5. Bolduc scored her first goal of the game off a free position shot to make it 9-6, but a goal by McMahon gave the Aggies back their four-goal advantage. The Crusaders then scored five unanswered goals to take 11-10 lead. The goals were by Corkum, Gardner, Bolduc, Fenton and Milley. Gardner's goal was her third of the game and Fenton's goal was assisted by Bolduc. UC Davis then tied the game at 11-11. Bolduc gave the Crusaders back the lead with her third goal of the contest from an assist by senior Kelly Winslow (Wrentham, Mass.) and Boylan increased the lead to 13-11 with 6:33 remaining in regulation. The Aggies then tied the game at 13-13 with two goals. With only 13 seconds left in the second half, McGovern scored the game-winner for the 14-13 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made nine saves, while Hilary Harkins stopped 12 shots for UC Davis. The Aggies outshot the Crusaders by a 31-30 margin, while Holy Cross earned 18 draw controls and 19 ground balls, while UC Davis had 11 draw controls and 21 ground balls.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 8, when they travel to Hamilton, N.Y., to meet Colgate at 1:00 p.m. in the Patriot League opener for both teams.